A special treat was a Merlin who flew in and landed only about 40 feet from me on one of the dead trees in the middle of the pond. I got several good photos. This is only the 2ond of these beautiful raptors that I have seen.
It was a great birding trip! The evolving fall foliage and the browning marsh grass along the trail by the Sound made this trail especially nice. It is a great time to visit this site if you can get there!! Enjoy the pics below.